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POQUOSON - Nancy Gary Williams, 91, died peacefully Feb. 11, 2016. Nancy was the oldest of 4 girls born to Fred Gary and Nancy Robins. Raised in Washington D.C., Nancy moved to Newport News after high school. Nancy and Grayson Williams and were married in 1943, before he left to serve in the USMC. After his discharge, they moved to SC, where he went to college and began his teaching/coaching career while Nancy cared for their growing family. After returning to York County and at 40 yrs old, Nancy returned to work with the C&O Railroad as a Stenographer in the Train Masters office, and ended her career as Secretary to the Superintendent. She enjoyed working and retired after 25 yrs. Nancy was smart and strong, an original woman's libber, who met life's responsibilities and challenges with resolve and humor, no complaints and lots of chocolate. Preceded in death by her husband of 68 yrs, F. Grayson Williams and sisters Anne Lee Piner and Louisa Valencourt. Left to cherish her memory are her five children, Franklin Grayson Williams Jr., Kathryn W. Jones (Bill), Gary Charles Williams (Karen), Nancy Elizabeth Pratt (Paul) six grandchildren Alease, Russell, Chris, Suzanne, Paul and Robin, ten great-grandchildren Sam, Sawyer Connor, Logan, James , Jenna, Mason, Gracelyn, Rylee and Joel, and her sister Susan Gary. Special thanks and gratitude to the staff at Golden Living - Bayside in Poquoson for their excellent care and ability to see and appreciate the spunky nature of our mother. Visitation will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 5:00-7:00 PM and the memorial service will be on Wednesday, Feb.17th at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Nancy's honor to Alzheimer's Research.
Published in Daily Press on Feb. 14, 2016
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